Manchester United fans had been crying out for David de Gea to sign a new contract all summer but it’s safe to say that they wouldn’t have imagined it happening like this.
After the keeper’s proposed move to Real Madrid fell through due to late paperwork on the final day of the Spanish transfer window, De Gea signed a new deal on Friday.
Whether or not there has been an agreement reached behind the scenes remains to be seen, but for now, Dave stays.
Man United fans were absolutely delighted with the news and let their feelings be known:
— [[Sach]] (@trendingsach) September 11, 2015
— Kole (@kolered) September 11, 2015
— Aaron Franklin (@apfranklin2) September 11, 2015
@D_DeGea very happy to see you sign a new contract!! See you very soon on the field for a lot of big saves!!
— Bleiz (@darthbleiz) September 11, 2015
David De Gea signs a new 4 year contract at #MUFC , OMFGGGG!
— 𝕁𝕠𝕤𝕙𝕦𝕒 𝕊𝕡𝕖𝕟𝕔𝕖 (@JoshuaSpence95) September 11, 2015
— alvin lazaro (@lazaroalvin) September 11, 2015
A cynic would point out that the ease in which United convinced De Gea to sign suggests there has been something going on but none of that matters to supporters right now.
De Gea has committed to United, and suddenly the club’s transfer business this summer looks very good indeed. The Spaniard will likely start against Liverpool this weekend and Old Trafford will be buzzing when he walks out onto the pitch.